Story of Dave, emotionally unstable adolescent who cannot accept facts that his girlfriend has quit going steady with him and football coach is keeping him on bench. Shows how he loses control of self and gets into trouble.
Ken Smith sez: This is a Crawley film. Crawley films were made in Canada, and typically have great titles -- full of promise -- but end up VERY depressing. In this one, teenager Dave is having his share of problems -- his dad doesn't respect him, he can't afford a car, and his girlfriend leaves him because he "acts like a kid." In any other guidance film, Dave might at least have a chance for salvation -- but since this is a Crawley production, you know he's doomed. Dave decides to vent his frustrations by slashing the car tires of his girlfriend's new beau and, of course, he's caught. "How did Dave get in a situation like this?" the narrator asks. "Dave was emotionally unstable," is the immediate, unforgiving answer. A merciless and depressing film.
Educational films Psychology Emotions Emotional maturity Men Psychiatry Psychiatrists Adolescence Social guidance High schools Schools Students Dating Gender roles Dating (boy asks girl for date) Couples Rejection Disappointment Going steady Anger Exhibitionism (impressing girl) Bicycles (kicking over) Violence (kicking over bicycle in anger) Jealousy Cafes Restaurants Malt shops Leisure Recreation Social life 1950s Jukeboxes Football (high-school) Sodas Examinations Flirting Immaturity Schools (corridors) Corridors (schools) Self-pity Self-esteem Maturity Mothers Parents Moodiness (sullen boy) Sullen moods Parents (anger) Thoughtlessness Irresponsibility Responsibility Dinners (family) Meals (family) Automobiles (parents debate giving son car) Fists Banging (fists on table in anger) Guilt (mother and son) Families (dysfunctional) Families (nuclear) Signs ("No Smoking") Parents and children Trust Cigarette smoking (man smoking) Stubbornness Fathers and sons Mothers and sons Photographs (girlfriends) Knocking (on doors) Doors (knocking on) Bedrooms Automobiles (1950s) Spying (boy spies on girlfriend) Juvenile delinquency Slashing tires Tires (slashing) Vandalism Damage Destruction Penknives Knives (pen) Stairs (climbing) Telephones (man talking on) Emotional stability Frustration Crying (boy on bed) Boys (crying on bed) Danger Lurks Safety
That chick was sure ugly. No loss there.
Subject: oh, dave...
very good acting, all-around engaging. pretty neat little canadian film.
watch it, already.
Subject: WHO ARE YOU CALLING EMOTIONALLY IMMATURE?? Why I Oughta...
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Half a film...
Subject: David, alas poor David
This is QUITE good, being Canadian and all (and I'm Canadian!) The actor playing David has the most amazing hair and is totally convincing. Nice acting all all around, good camera work as well. This is well worth your time and is highly reccomended!